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Fearless Rick's NFL Week 6 Picks - Early Games

Rick Gagliano | October 15-18

All times Eastern - Click here for late games.

Thursday, October 15

Atlanta Falcons (-3, 51) at New Orleans Saints 8:25 pm - Atlanta has the opportunity to make quick work of a divisional rival, as the Saints have not played well at all this season, winning just once in five games and allowing 143 points, tied for 30th in the league.

The Falcons have balance and confidence, all that is needed to continue winning.

Prediction: Falcons 32 Saints 24


Sunday, October 18

Cincinnati Bengals (-3, 42 1/2) at Buffalo Bills 1:00 pm - While the Bills and Bengals both won their games last week, the similarities end there. Buffalo squeaked past Tennessee, 14-13, in a game best described as "ugly," whereas the Bengals rallies for an overtime win over Seattle, 27-24, arguably a quality team (though their record would suggest otherwise).

Buffalo QB Tyrod Taylor is pretty banged up and is likely to get further damaged by Cincinnati's defense. Buffalo is 3-2, but the Bengals haven't lost yet this season and this looks like a reckoning of the real power in the AFC.

Prediction: Bengals 27 Bills 12


Denver Broncos (-4, 42) at Cleveland Browns 1:00 pm - The Browns pulled off the upset at Baltimore last week and have to be pleased to face the Broncos on their home turf.

Denver hasn't exactly been overwhelming offensively; their defense keeping them in games and providing the margins of victory. Cleveland fans will be singing the praises of Josh McCown after this one, especially when compared to future hall of famer, Peyton Manning, who he will outplay en route to another unlikely Browns' win.

Prediction: Browns 23 Broncos 20


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Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (-2 1/2, 42 1/2) 1:00 pm - NFC North battle for two teams already on the ropes, but, especially the Lions, who were absolutely hammered by Arizona last week.

The Bears cannot in any reasonable way be compared to the Cardinals, as their offense is more oriented toward running the football, though Jay Cuter at QB can deliver on occasion. This is going to be a fun, though ugly, game, but the Bears should manage a win on enemy turf.

Prediction: Bears 19 Lions 14


Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (even, 43 1/2) 1:00 pm - Could be the rout of the week. Jacksonville can score points, but they can't stop anybody. The Texans haven't overwhelmed anyone with defensive prowess, but it's there, and could emerge against the Jaguars.

Prediction: Texans 41 Jaguars 14


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Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings (-4, 44) 1:00 pm - The Chiefs lost to the Bears last week, and also lost RB Jamaal Charles to a season-ending injury, so the wheels have figuratively fallen off in Kansas City.

Minnesota is coming off a bye and gets home field to boot. To say that the Chiefs will be uncompetitive here may be an understatement and Minnesota, looking for a playoff spot out of the NFC North, is fast becoming a powerhouse.

Prediction: Vikings 24 Chiefs 17


Washington Redskins at New York Jets (-7, 40 1/2) 1:00 pm - While the Redskins were losing in OT to Atlanta last week, the Jets were resting after their trip to London in week four, where they whipped the Dolphins, 27-14.

Other than the win over Miami, the Jets have beaten Cleveland and Indianapolis, which makes one wonder why they are so heavily favored here. The Redskins have shown a real willingness to compete and a win here keeps them at least at the same level ad Dallas and Philly in their conference. A whole bunch to like about the Redskins.

Prediction: Redskins 21 Jets 20


Arizona Cardinals (-3, 44) at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 pm - Home after a last-second, Monday night win over the Chargers, Pittsburgh faces a serious test from the best offense in the NFC. Besides the Rams, no team has been able to slow down the high-flying Cardinals, and Pittsburgh just doesn't appear to have the kind of defense to put up much of a fight.

Arizona is rolling and is already on top in the NFC West. They appear to be one of the teams which, if they remain healthy, will be in the playoffs come season's end. On the other hand, the Steelers look more and more like a sub-.500 team, at least until Ben Roethlisberger returns at QB.

Prediction: Cardinals 34 Steelers 16


Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans (-2 1/2, 43) 1:00 pm - While the Dolphins are horrible, the Titans are not far behind. An AFC meeting of also-rans - Miami with an interim head coach already this season - the Dolphins have the potential to earn some wins and fix what's wrong.

Tennessee is content to let Marcus Mariota work through his first season as a pro quarterback, which means lots of learning, some highs, some lows, and plenty of mistakes. Miami should be able to capitalize on at least a couple of turnovers and pick up a needed victory.

Prediction: Dolphins 29 Titans 13

All times Eastern - Click here for late games

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